Christmas time marks the Annual and National Lions Food Appeal throughout Ireland. For close on 20 years this nationwide project collects food/money for distribution of food or food vouchers to the needy during the Christmas Season.
In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. On an ongoing basis, Malahide Lions collect old and unused glasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs).
LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS PROGRAMME
Organised by Arthritis Ireland with the support of Malahide Lions Club. The Living Well with Arthritis Programme is a programme of non-medical interventions, designed to complement the medical treatment of arthritis with simple but effective techniques.
SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY
On Saturday the 30th of November 2013 Malahide Lions Club hosted a Christmas party for the senior citizens of the Malahide area in the Grand Hotel, having taken over from the Senior Citizens' Committee, who were retiring. The party has been repeated annually since that date. Due to Covid 19 the 2020 party had to be cancelled, we look forward welcoming an even bigger number to our 2021 party.
ST MICHAELS HOUSE CONCERT
Each year, Malahide Lions Club organise and fund a concert for the children of St Michaels House Baldoyle (formerly St Mary's Hospital). Graffiti Classics provide the entertainment.
MALAHIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL - SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AWARD
The Club decided to forge a connection with our local Malahide Community School by way of a 'Service to the Community Award'. This annual award is designed to acknowledge and encourage voluntary work and service to the community among the Transition Year students.
MALAHIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL / TALBOT LODGE INITIATIVE
In an effort to bring some "cheer' to the 104 residents in Talbot we have organized for the Transition Year students in Malahide Community School to design a personalized Christmas Card for each resident.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
This scheme, where a special bottle with all necessary personal and medical details is kept in the fridge, is free to all who need it, and is aimed at the more vulnerable people in the community. As a minimum it will save the emergency services valuable time identifying someone in difficulty and will quickly provide his or her emergency contacts.
From time to time Malahide Lions Club organise a series of screening sessions for Diabetes, a potentially debilitating illness if left undetected.
LIVING WORKS 'START PROGRAMME'
Malahide Lions Club (in conjunction with HSE Mental Health Resource Team) organised two half day presentations on the subject of suicide awareness.
STRESS CONTROL SESSIONS
'Stress Control' is a six session evening class. Each session lasts for 90 minutes. 'Stress Control' was devised by Jim White, a clinical psychologist in Glasgow, to help the large number of people who complained of stress and who were keen to learn how to tackle their problems themselves. Through research, the course has been improved over the years.
DOOR HANGER PROJECT
This innovative project gives peace of mind and security to people with disabilities staying in hotels or other accommodation.
In 2017 a Buddy Bench project was initiated with the support and the know how of Swords Mens Shed. The mens shed made and colourfully painted benches which were delivered to each of the National Schools in the area.